Mad Urban is a project conceived by Marisa Grande + Galit Shabi which had two editions until now in the East of Amsterdam. Together with Marisa and Galit, I am involved in developing this project artistically with the Muiderpoorttheater.
Mad Urban’s interest is to let the community of instant composers (who usually have a curriculum trained /academic background) meet with the improvisers from divers ‘urban’ communities. We go through a short process of training together and inspiring each other, with finally instantly composed public performances the Muiderpoorttheater.
In the first two installments of this project it was the hip-hoppers, poppers, lockers and breakers scene that we encountered to work with.
Great energy, great synergy in the group notwithstanding such a diversity in individuals!
A recent installment of the Mad Urban project was in March 2010:
Artistic direction: Marisa Grande
Live Musician + Musical direction: Hans Hasebos
DJ: Broky B
Voice: Sandra Stark
Text work: Thomas Johannsen
Lukas van Buren